The Golf Performance Center announces the winners of the 2022 Foster and Ouimet Cups


The Golf Performance Center (The GPC) – a junior golf academy and industry thought leader in player development innovations, technology and high-end facilities – has awarded scholarships to Jake Portugal and Jack Yaggi, winners of the Foster Cup and Ouimet Cup, respectively.

The Foster and Ouimet Cup Series provides GPC athletes with a year-long competition, where players accumulate points throughout the season to earn scholarships. Points are earned through academic performance, community service, high performance in GPC-eligible events, participation in practice and completed practice assignments, and general leadership and commitment to founding principles of the GPC.

“Jake and Jack continue to impress our staff on and off the golf course, serving as a shining example of the ability to juggle school, life and golf,” said GPC Founder Roger Knick. . “Both players have enjoyed this season, competing at a high level, hitting career lows and winning events. We are thrilled to be able to help them take their game to new heights next year.

In the 2021-22 season, Portugal finished in the top 20 in 19 events and in the top 10 in ten events. The South Salem, NY native hit his career low of 69 en route to winning the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour North Jersey Open at Architects Golf Club in October 2021. Another notable finish for the 2023 graduate came at the prestigious Northern Junior where he earned T12 at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut.

As Foster Cup champions, Portugal receives a 90% scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year and a brand new set of irons.

Securing the 2022 Ouimet Cup championship capped a standout year for Jack Yaggi after winning the MetPGA Junior Tour event at Redding Country Club in 2021 and 2022. He also finished tied for first place at the same tour at Wee Burn Country Club in August 2022. Yaggi, who hails from Pound Ridge, NY and is part of the Class of 2026, had the lowest tournament score of his career (73) in the disputed US Challenge Cup at Wintonbury Hills Golf Club in Bloomfield, CT.

Yaggi, champion of the Ouimet Cup, receives a 40% scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.

For more than 20 years, the GPC has successfully accompanied nearly 100 competitors in their preparation for golf at the highest level. Alumni include several NCAA All-Americans, current and former student-athletes from 80 different colleges and universities, and professionals who have won the Korn Ferry Tour, Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, and European Tour.

Located in Ridgefield, Connecticut, the GPC incorporates state-of-the-art training facilities and expert coaching to help athletes achieve their goals. Beginning with the unique “5 Elements of Success” assessment, the academy offers personalized instruction designed to provide aspiring golfers with tools for long-term success.

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